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Tetris

Tetris

The Games People Play

by Box Brown and Brian Brown

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/10/2016

RRP  $37.99 $37.35

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you'll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You'll see them in your dreams.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega--game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.

In this graphic novel, New York Times-bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world's most popular video game.

ISBN:
9781626723153
9781626723153
Category:
Graphic Novels
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-10-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
217.17x156.46x19.56mm
Weight:
0.52kg
Box Brown

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times-bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. In 2011, Box Brown launched the independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics.

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